BSNL to deploy vehicle tracking system for Urban Development Ministry

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The Ministry of Urban Development has tapped BSNL to deploy a vehicle tracking and monitoring system to track vehicles engaged in collection of solid waste in 4041 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) as part of Clean India mission.

As part of the deal, BSNL will develop an ICT platform – eSBM – for enabling reporting, monitoring and control of municipalities and workers through a Web application.

The ICT platform will allow the cities to monitor fleet status through a GPS-based vehicle tracking system, provide MIS reports for waste collection and transportation and notify ULBs about vehicle breakdown and maintenance etc. BSNL has offered to supplement the Solid Waste Management handling process effectively by providing additional features in the platform.

Praveen Prakash, joint secretary, Ministry of Urban Development & Mission Director – Swachh Bharat Mission, said: “The application and platform developed will help the center and individual ULBs to ensure implementation of waste management and waste collection.”

BSNL’s e-SBM ICT platform will be ready for launch by May 2016, and the implementation of the solution and hardware devices in vehicles will be done within the next two months. The first phase of the roll-out will be done in 75 major cities in India.

Anupam Srivastava, CMD of BSNL said: “The platform would further enable individual municipalities to manage and monitor their workforce and the fleet assigned to collect waste, hence using technology to solve on-ground issues.”

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